By Ahmed Ubandoma
Abuja – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) says it has transported 31,435 pilgrims back home in 65 flights from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
According to NAHCON command and control centre in Makkah monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, the latest returnees were 430 pilgrims from Kebbi State and two officials aboard Flynas XY7484.
Also 559 pilgrims from Borno state with one official came back aboard Max Air NGL 2080 which departed Jeddah airport in the early hours of Thursday Saudi Arabian time.
NAN reports that no fewer than 1.8 million pilgrims around the world, including 65,000 Nigerians performed the 2019 hajj in Saudi Arabia.